Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CIE Advisory Board Profile


Stephen K. Troy
Director and CEO
AeroFund Financial, Inc.

Stephen Troy Stephen Troy established AeroFund Financial, Inc. in August, 1987.  His past business experience has been extensive. 

In 1976 Steve founded a chain of three specialty restaurants which he owned and operated until 1979. Upon their sale he opened a vending business in San Jose, CA, which grew to be one of the largest such companies in the Bay Area.

Immediately after its sale in 1983, Troy founded Norstar Video, a landmark national video distribution company, specializing in the acquisition and sale of instructional video programming.

AeroFund Financial, Inc. followed, and as its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Troy has established AeroFund as a prominent national finance company, which provides secured loans to small and medium-sized businesses.

Mr. Troy is the founder and chairman of AeroBank is the first national business bank to be approved by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to operate solely on the internet.

Mr. Troy has just completed work on a new book about business leaders titled "Business Biographies, Shaken Not Stirred….With a Twist, which will be published November 2010.

Mr. Troy presently serves on the governing board of Junior Achievement of Northern California and is the past chairman of Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley Monterey Bay and the Northern California chapter of the Commercial Finance Association.

Mr. Troy attended the University of Miami from 1971 to 1975 where he earned a BA in Business Administration majoring in Finance with a minor in History. 

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